M/11/039 – TDL Media / DCPL / Setanta

Transaction details

The Competition Authority has cleared the proposed acquisition by Mr Michael O’Rourke, through his company TDL Media Limited, of Setanta Sports Broadcasting Limited.

Notification date Decision date
Monday December 12, 2011 Friday, January 6, 2012
Parties Involved Business activities
TDL Media Limited

TDL Media was incorporated as an acquisition vehicle and does not trade.

Danu Capital Partners Limited

DCPL provides sports media and management services.

Setanta Sports Broadcasting Limited

Setanta is engaged in the broadcasting and production of sports television channels (Setanta Ireland and Setanta Sports 1) which are aimed at Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland audiences and dedicated to carrying soccer, gaelic games and rugby sports programming.

Economic sector Media merger
The broadcasting of televised sporting events in the State and Northern Ireland. Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Andrew Rae

Tel: 01-804 5420, email: ar@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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